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The Little Theatre with BIG ENTERTAINMENT

Autumn/Winter Season 2017

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WELCOME TO A BLOCKBUSTER AUTUMN /WINTER SEASON There is a host of blockbusting entertainment coming your way this Autumn/Winter and we’re sure you’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of fantastic shows that have been programmed to keep you entertained over the coming months. This new season features some of the very best entertainment available today! We’ve got a fantastic line-up of comedy featuring the likes of PAUL CHOWDHRY, the return of comedy legends JIM DAVIDSON, ANDY PARSONS, ED BYRNE, the queen of Black Country Humour DOREEN and vintage comedy from JIMMY TARBUCK Our Autumn/Winter season of stars includes Irish singing sensation NATHAN CARTER, the many impressions of JOE LONGTHORNE, M people’s HEATHER SMALL, America’s Got Talent Winner PAUL ZERDIN and THE STYLISTICS For music lovers we have a huge range of performances featuring the likes of THE MERSEY BEATLES, SHOWADDYWADDY. Tributes to WHITNEY HOUSTON in THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, SUPREME QUEEN, BARRY STEELE AND FRIENDS IN THE ROY ORBISON STORY and 80’S MANIA. Don’t forget to make your season complete with a visit to our magical family pantomime SNOW WHITE starring Britain’s Got Talent Winner JAI McDOWALL as the Prince, CBeebies DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS as Muddles and the return of Bad Girls and Emmerdale’s NICOLE FARADAY as the Wicked Queen. If you fancy a scare join us in the Palace Studio for the popular Don’t Go into the Cellar’s OLD HAUNTS featuring two atmospheric and unsettling adaptations of two timeless tales of terror!

For local talent see ALCESTER MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY’S offering of the musical 9 TO 5 and REDDITCH OPERATIC SOCIETY’S production of the hilarious musical comedy SISTER ACT which is based on the hit 1992 film. With something to suit everyone’s taste, we look forward to providing you the best entertainment and welcoming you through our doors as Summer turns to Autumn and the Winter nights draw in.. If you’ve not tried it yet our new online booking system is the easiest way to purchase tickets 24 hours a day, go to www. redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk and register today! Tim Mackrill, Theatre Manager.

Box Office Opening Hours Non Performance Days MONDAY - CLOSED TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY 10.00am - 5.30pm THURSDAY - FRIDAY 10.00am - 6.00pm SATURDAY - 12.00pm - 6.00pm SUNDAY - CLOSED

Performance Days MONDAY - 6.00pm - 8.00pm TUESDAY - FRIDAY - 10.00am - 8.00pm SATURDAY - 12.00pm - 8.00pm SUNDAY - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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Alcester Musical Theatre Company 9 to 5 Craig Morris – Live for Now Tour Elevenses – Kelly Louise Ed Byrne – Spoiler Alert 2017 Tour Heather Small – The Voice of M People Ship of Fools Stand-up Comedy Night And Finally Phil Collins The Game’s A Foot Try the Fish (and The Man with the Twisted Hip) Psychic Sally - Kisses to Heaven Tour Jethro – Bull and Bonkers Tour Lee Nelson – Serious Joker The Teddy Bears Picnic Michael Portillo Doreen – The Rise of The Yam Yam Legends of American Country Show The Stylistics Beyond the Barricade

Wed 1st Paul Zerdin – All Mouth Thur 2nd The Lady Boys of Bangkok Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Dance with Me 2017 Tue 7th Shakespeare School’s Festival Wed 8th The Dreamboys Thur 9th The Magic of Motown Fri 10th Big Girls Don’t Cry Fri 10th Magic Al Sat 11th Ballet UK - The Nutcracker Sat 11th Don’t Go Into The Cellar – Old Haunts Tue 14th Jim Davidson – Forty Years On Wed 15th Elevenses Christmas Celebrations Thur 16th A Night of Dirty Dancing Fri 17th Barry Steel as Roy Orbison 10 Year Anniversary Tour Sat 18th Hoot Owl – Master of Disguise Sat 18th Nathan Carter and His Band – The Wanna Dance Tour Tue 21st - Sat 25th Redditch Operatic Society – Sister Act Tue 28th Andy Parsons – Peak Bullsh*t Wed 29th - Thur 30th The Sensational 60’s Experience

DECEMBER Wed 6th - Sun 31st

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Wed 6th Faith – The George Michael Legacy Fri 8th Joe Longthorne Sat 9th The Mersey Beatles Wed 13th Jimmy Tarbuck This is my Life Fri 15th Mad About The Musicals Sat 16th Supreme Queen Sat 16th Shelia’s Mental Health Show Wed 20th That’ll Be The Day Thur 21st – Sat 23rd All and Sundry – The Man Who Liked Order Fri 22nd Paul Chowdhry - SOLD OUT Sat 23rd Showaddywaddy Wed 27th Memories are Made of This Thur 28th The Greatest Love of All – The Whitney Houston Show Fri 29th 80’s Mania Fri 29th A Look at Life With Malcolm Stent Sat 30th Find a Star & Win a Car


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FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY Is a stunning celebration of one of the greatest singer –songwriters of all time. The show features international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band.

If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all “Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” The Stage Magazine. Tickets £23.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production

Main House Friday 8th September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 mins approx. including interval)

JOE LONGTHORNE “TV and Recording star Joe Longthorne returns to the Palace Theatre, Redditch in 2017. Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist. Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of Songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr , all delivered with 100% accuracy!  With Gold and Platinum albums to his name and with records sales in the region of 10 million, Joe is up there with the best of them!”

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Tickets £22.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.

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A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as, Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more.

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 6th September : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Saturday 9th September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

THE MERSEY BEATLES “There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands all over the world and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the best I’ve heard.” So said John Lennon’s Sister, Julia Baird in 2008.

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Since then Liverpool’s favourite Beatles tribute band, voted as best Beatles band by the British Beatles fan club, have racked up over 3500 Performances at the Cavern Club alone. They have headlined festivals and events the world over. So busy were they with overseas tours they had to leave their Cavern Club residency in February 2012. After 10 years in the role as the one and only resident Beatles band at the world’s most famous club, it was emotional farewell. On returning to the UK they were welcomed back to The Cavern Club where they still play to this day. Main House Wednesday 13th September : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

A FULL EVENING WITH JIMMY TARBUCK – THIS IS MY LIFE Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck brings his hilarious stand up show to the Palace Theatre. Tarby is at his best in front of a live audience and during his show he’ll be sharing anecdotes demonstrating his quick-fire wit and thoroughly entertaining the audience with comedy for grown-ups rather than adult comedy. Tickets £24.00* & £22.50* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age suitable for 16+

The show consists of all era Beatles classics in full costume. From “Love me do” to “Let it be” via “Beatlemania” and “Pepperland”. Like the original Fab Four, The Mersey Beatles are Liverpool lads born and bred. No phoney accents needed, no script required. They react and interact with the audience in the relaxed and natural way of their role models and all the songs are performed in the original recorded key. When all of this is put together it means the best music ever made is performed with the spontaneity, energy, excitement and respect which this fantastic music deserves. All your favourite Beatles classics in one concert. Tickets £18.00* inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer Production


MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS

Starring Jai McDowell winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and Michael Courtney

With a host of your favourite numbers from the pen of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Boublil & Schonberg and many more, the talented cast of MAD ABOUT will evoke the true spirit of the stage, with brilliant vocals and West End musicians to bring you the very best show in town!

The Palace Studio Saturday 16th September : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

SHEILA’S NEW M.H.S. (MENTAL HEALTH SHOW) Following on from her previous successful Mental Health Shows, ‘Sheila’s M.H.S.’ returns to the Palace Theatre with a NEW SHOW to share more ways we can look after our mental health. Sheila is a qualified counsellor and also a comedienne. She will be sharing her experience to highlighting self-sabotaging behaviours and educate us on how we can be less hard on ourselves. This show will be a combination of humour and mental health to show us why life is too serious to be taken seriously …besides no one gets out alive anyway!

Tickets £25.00* and £23.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for all

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Tickets £13.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 16+

Hailed as ‘OUTSTANDING!’ by the Stage, ‘THE BEST SHOW OF ITS KIND’ by Encore Magazine this is one definitely not to miss!!

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Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS is back once again, celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!

Musical classics such as ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Phantom of The Opera’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ will bring two hours of unforgettable London and New York favourites, brought to you by a cast direct from the West End, including the amazing vocalist and the winner of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Jai McDowell and Musical Theatre’s favourite and spine tingling singer Michael Courtney - ‘A Pure Slice Of Entertainment’!

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Friday 15th September : 8pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


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Main House Saturday 16th September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

SUPREME QUEEN SUPREME QUEEN have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 1995, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the UK, Europe and Asia. Front man, Scott Maley plays a uncannily realistic ‘Freddy’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most incredibly powerful voice! Scott is joined on stage by an enormously talented band including Nathan Mathers who brings all the electric guitar virtuosity required to play a very convincing Brian May. Their attention to detail is truly impressive and extends to their use of the exact same equipment used by Queen on stage in their heyday. Tickets £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 20th September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

THAT’LL BE THE DAY The nation’s premier Rock & Roll variety production returns with another brand new autumn show.

We guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over! ‘The Best Rock & Roll Show on the Road!’ Time Out Tickets £25.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

Main House Friday 22nd September : 8.00pm (RT Not Yet Known)

PAUL CHOWDHRY – LIVE innit Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide.

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Tickets £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age suitable 16+

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That’ll Be The Day is highly acclaimed for its special ability to evoke nostalgia with LIVE entertainment. Featuring a fresh line-up of smash hits spanning the 1950’s right through to the 70’s, plus more side-splitting comedy!


LIVE EVENTS

The Palace Studio Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd September : 7.45pm (RT Not Yet Known) All & Sundry Productions Ltd proudly present

THE MAN WHO LIKED ORDER

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Written by Mike Richardson Directed by Vanessa Morgan Is Bradshaw, a man of mystery and intrigue - or is he just a frightened recluse who has witnessed something horrific? Whichever, Sarah is desperately seeking to find out the truth as to who he is and what Bradshaw has done! Tickets £11.00* * inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age suitable 14+

Main House Saturday 23rd September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 mins approx. including interval)

SHOWADDYWADDY ‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades! Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the world extensively. Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits, many of which reached number one in the pop charts of Europe. ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘Three

Steps to Heaven’, ‘Hey Rock & Roll’, ‘When’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ and many, many more. So come and join the ‘Dancin’ Party’… ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’! Tickets £20.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS The Ultimate Feel Good Show

Main House Thursday 28th September 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL – THE WITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Showtime Australia presents the criticallyacclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids accompanied by a fabulous 6-piece live band and dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers.

This is a show that should NOT be missed - for those lucky enough to witness it, this is truly a special event you will talk about for years to come! Tickets: £31.00* & £28.50* (disc) Boxes £114 (max of 4 people) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you are taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) and more.

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show has already wowed audiences across the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia, UAE, Australia and New Zealand and now following its debut UK tour in 2016 the show returns due to popular demand for a second tour in 2017.

Tickets £16.00* and £15.00*(disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age : Suitable for all Hirer Production

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This fast moving, roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, will be a show you are sure to remember. Over 160 amazing costumes, a touch of humour from one of the UK’s top comedians and performances rarely seen outside the ‘West End’ from this superb cast of singers and dancers. Including songs by Brenda Lee, Frank Sinatra, Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Abba, Barry Manilow, Jersey Boys, Michael Buble and many more..

Come along and enjoy some of the greatest songs ever written. From the producers of ‘Memory Lane’, ‘All our Yesterdays’, and ‘Rolling back the Years’.

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 27th September 2.00pm & 7.00pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


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80’s MANIA

As Ex-Radio1 and Top of the Pops presenter Mike Read enthusiastically described “It’s like Top of the Pops meets Live Aid with the sexy dance troupe Legs ‘n’ Co.” So it’s time to dig out your 80’s fashions and Party!

Europe’s Official 1980’s Multi-Tribute Concert featuring 25 chart topping pop icons authentically recreated with live band and awesome dancers.

Tickets £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

Main House Friday 29th September : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

Performing over 35 chart topping smash-hits live in concert, with tributes to Duran Duran, The Human League, Kim Wilde, Culture Club, Madonna, Wham!, Nena, Toni Basil, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Madness and many many more!

The Palace Studio Friday 29th September : 7.45pm (RT Not Yet Known)

In “A Look At Life” Malcolm shares stories and anecdotes about his family and the community he lived in when he grew up in the back streets of Birmingham in the 50’s and 60’s, plays his guitar and sings some favourite songs.

A LOOK AT LIFE WITH MALCOLM STENT

Come and enjoy an evening of Brummie humour and music with one of the Midland’s favourite performers!

Malcolm is one of Birmingham’s best loved and most acclaimed entertainers. Making audiences laugh for over 30 years has gained him legions of fans – of all

Tickets £14.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.

His entertainment roots were planted in Skiffle bands and folk clubs. A founder member of the Timoneers, they enjoyed a huge following in village halls and folk clubs of the 60s, offering their unique blend of music.


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Saturday 30th September : 7.30pm (RT Not yet known)

FIND A STAR AND WIN A CAR TALENT COMPETITION With compere BERNIE CLIFTON

An evening of variety from a range of acts. Tickets £15.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a max of £4. Age: Suitable for all. Hirer Production

you’ve got, what you’ve got, whilst you’ve got them because you simply don’t know what’s around the corner.

CRAIG MORRIS LIVE FOR NOW TOUR

“Craig, go out into the world of mediumship & be something special as I believe you can be”  Rev. Colin Fry

Following on from the success of Craig’s 2016 Legacy Tour, 2017 is going to see Craig travel further on what is set to be his most exciting tour yet. Come and join Craig on his 2017 “Live For Now” Tour and be in the presence of your loved ones as they walk that bridge of light to share their messages of hope, upliftment and excitement from the other side. This tour isn’t just about making the connection to your loved ones in the spirit but learning to “embrace who

Tickets £13.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 16+

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The Palace Studio Friday 6th October : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

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Join us for a live talent show, compared by comedy legend Bernie Clifton where the winning act will be in with a chance to win a car.


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th October : 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) Alcester Musical Theatre Company present

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Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film

Tickets £17.00* £14.00* (sat mat only) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Tickets may also be purchased in advance on 01789 763446 without incurring a booking fee Age: Suitable for all Hirer production

Hi there! Ever wanted to kill your boss?? Yep a doo dah I’m sure y’all have at some stage. You think I’m joking? Alcester Musical Theatre Company are bringing the feel good, foot tappin’ humdinger of a show “Nine to Five”, based on the film and with music by Dolly Parton, to the Palace Theatre stage in October 2017. Based in a 1970’s office, three of the office girls plot how to get their own back on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss. Follow the story of the three girls and their crazy antics through this fun filled musical and singalong to Dolly Parton’s big hit song “Working Nine to Five” – yep, I know – you’re singing it in your head already! This amateur performance is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK. Bar Lounge Wednesday 11th October : 10.30am & 2.30pm (RT 1 hour 15 mins approx.)

ELEVENSES AND EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA Kelly Louise, a lady with a bubbly personality sings hits from the charts and West End Musicals. Join us for tea and cake plus some live entertainment in the Bar Lounge.

You will be greeted, provided with elevenses and entertained with a selection of music and sing-a-long songs. So join in the fun. Booking is essential as numbers to the sessions is limited. Tickets £8.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for all


ED BYRNE: SPOILER ALERT Brand new stand up show from the unrivalled master of observational comedy!

‘Hilarious anecdotes… I assure you Ed Byrne is one comedian you should DEFINITELY see!’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

LIVE EVENTS

Main House Thursday 12th October : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

Tickets: £25.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a max of £4. Age Guidance 16+

Previous Tour Reviews: “A masterful display of the comic’s art…… Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see….’ Sunday Times “Byrne is at the top of his game” The Sunday Telegraph “It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement”   The Scotsman

Main House Friday 13th October : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

HEATHER SMALL – THE VOICE OF M PEOPLE “How Can I Love You More” Tour 2017 It’s 25 years since Heather Small, ‘The Voice & Face of M People’, burst onto the music scene?

After over 11 million record sales plus Brit & Mercury Music awards, Heather Small is embarking on her nationwide ‘How Can I love You More’ Tour, which will be a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the music of Heather Small & M People, featuring all the hits – ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night in Heaven”, ‘Search For A Hero’ and of course the anthemic ‘Proud’. She also has a new album due for release and is filming a documentary, so combined with her nationwide tour, 2017 will be a very busy year. Tickets £35.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.

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LIVE EVENTS

The Palace Studio Saturday 14th October : 7.45pm (RT 2 hour 20 mins approx. including interval)

SHIP OF FOOLS COMEDY A club with regular shows around the Midlands and beyond, Ship of Fools now arrives in Worcs. Specialising in the best of rising comedy talent, you can expect a wide and varied bill of acts and when you see them on the TV you can say that you saw them here first! Compere Alan Seaman is an experienced hand to get the night going. Tickets £10.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 16+. Hirer production.

Main House Saturday 14th October : 7.30pm (RT Not you known)

AND FINALLY …..PHIL COLLINS ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ are recognised throughout the industry as the market leaders and definitive Phil Collins and Genesis tribute show. Now, celebrating their ‘10th Anniversary’ year together, this truly amazing eleven-piece band which includes the ‘And Finally Horns’ faithfully re-create all the classic hits from the Phil Collins and Genesis timeless back catalogue. In 2017 they present a brand-new show that is truly enhanced by new lighting, stage sets and world class musicians to get even closer to that immense Phil Collins production ensuring an exciting spectacle is totally guaranteed. As always the ‘two drummer’ line up remains an integral part of the act and once again the addition of a dedicated percussionist performing the Louis Conte role, has moved the ‘And Finally’ experience both musically and visually to a whole different league.

Last year for the second time in a row ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ were voted by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Music Awards’ as the… ‘OFFICIAL UK No.1’. Tickets £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


THE GAME’S A FOOT, TRY THE FISH (AND THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED HIP)

Packed with nonstop laughs from start to finish and a revolving gallery of high society dames and eccentric waiters – all played by Taylor – The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Festival where it performed a three-week sell-out run and collected a host of four- and fivestar reviews.

Weaving Wodehousian witticisms, farce and highly quotable one-liners into a pair of intriguing 1930s one-man whodunits, award-winning writer-performer Tom Taylor’s rakish aristocrat and first-time detective, Charlie Montague, must prevent a murder. The chap dies. Not put off in the slightest, Charlie attends

Main House Tuesday 17th October : 7.30pm (2 hours 10 mins approx. including interval)

PSYCHIC SALLY – KISSES TO HEAVEN World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years.

phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’. This is a unique evening not to be missed. Book your tickets now to see this phenomenal psychic in action. The show is investigational and for the purpose of entertainment. Tickets £27.00* Rear Circle £26.00 Box (max 4 people) £108.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

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Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heart-breaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the

Tickets £12.00* and £10.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 16+

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the opening of a new art exhibition where he is presented with a doublethreat: murder and modern art. He is equally baffled by both.

LIVE EVENTS

The Palace Studio Saturday 14th October : 7.45pm (RT Not Yet Known) Tom Taylor and Sitting Room Productions present


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Main House Wednesday 18th October : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

JETHRO – BULL AND BONKERS TOUR A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius. 

Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage. Tickets : £20.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 18+

Jethro Main House Friday 20th October : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

LEE NELSON – SERIOUS JOKER TOUR Due to huge demand, Lee’s brandnew, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour. All profits from the show will be going to Lee.  

“YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF” Sepp Blatter “GET HIM OUT!” Donald Trump “YOU’VE GOT FOUR YESSES. WELL DONE” Simon Cowell “COMEDY LEGEND” The Sun “COMEDY GENIUS” The Mirror Tickets: £21.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all but for younger audience members subject to parental discretion.


LIVE EVENTS

Main House Saturday 21st October : 1pm (RT 1 hour no interval)

THE TEDDY BEARS PICNIC Big Bear is inviting you to the best picnic in town! Bring your favourite Teddy friend down to the Teddy Bear’s Forest and join in the fun. 

With singalong songs, join-in dances and funny stories; this enchanting interactive musical adventure will leave preschoolers singing with glee and laughing until they are tired little teddy bears! Don’t forget to bring your favourite Teddy!  Tickets £10.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

Main House Saturday 21st October : 7.00pm (RT 1 hour 30 mins no interval)

MICHAEL PORTILLO – LIFE: A GAME OF TWO HALVES It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power and esteem to a point where he was a favoured leader of his party and possible future PM. A track record like that suggests to many a privileged friend of the rich and famous with little or no understanding of or care for the ordinary citizen.

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But since leaving the house a decade ago Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship and

creative energy, as found in our great Victorian Railways, and the daily toil of the working man. A historian at heart, he has used a Victorian railway guide to take millions of viewers on a historical voyage of discovery throughout the UK, Ireland, the USA and Europe. Listen to his extraordinary story and then feel free to question him about it.

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Little Bear is a bit worried about making new friends but you can help him on his journey as he learns when to be wary, when to be scary and when to be bear-y!


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Main House Wednesday 25th October : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

DOREEN – RISE OF THE YAM YAM It’s been a big year for Doreen. Voted Midlands Entertainment Personality of the Year by What’s On readers, and then crowned Best Newcomer at the recent Great British Panto Awards in London, Doreen now returns to unveil her brand-new live show RISE OF THE YAM-YAM. In a unique mixture of hilarious stand-up, sit-down, video surprises and unforgettable music, the Comedy Queen of the Black Country sets out to challenge Darwin with her very own Theory of Evolution. Book early – last year’s ‘Grand Night Out’ tour was a complete sell-out. Tickets £16.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Recommended for 16+

This show contains adult humour and occasional strong language.

Main House Thursday 26th October: 7.30pm (RT Not yet known)

LEGENDS OF AMERICAN COUNTRY SHOW Following a sell-out UK tour in 2016 direct from Ireland Europe’s No 1 Country music show “The Legends of American Country “ returns for another fantastic night of toe tapping Country classics. The 2017 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson and 4 brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza.

The show features 4 fantastic and respected singers in Rod McAuley, Joe Moore, Evan O Donnell and Tracey McAuley all backed by the superb Keltic Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that gives the real Nashville feel. One thing’s for sure, if you like Country music this is the only show in town! Tickets £19.50 and £17.50*(disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Hirer production.


THE STYLISTICS ‘Greatest Hits’

Direct from the USA The Stylistics with their charisma, style and harmony, evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever return to the UK.

Tickets Front 6 Rows of the Stalls (barring side seats) £37.00* Remaining Seats £36.00* Back Row of Circle £33.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

‘YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW’, plus ‘CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING (BUT MY LOVE)’, ‘YOU ARE EVERYTHING’, ‘BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW’, I’’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU’, ‘LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER’, ‘BREAK UP TO MAKE UP’ plus many more. See them perform their hits plus much more……..a night to remember!

Main House Saturday 28th October : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE ‘Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live! Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.

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Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their own ensemble of talented musicians, ‘Beyond the Barricade’ features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Jersey

Boys, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Miss Saigon and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Miserables!

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The Philadelphia group recorded a remarkable 10 straight-top ten hits during the early 1970s inc. the Grammy nominated hit

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Main House Friday 27th October : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)


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Main House Wednesday 1st November : 8.00pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval) Phil McIntyre Entertainment in association with Corrie McGuire for ROAR Comedy Proudly Presents

PAUL ZERDIN: ALL MOUTH America’s Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets. Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus 2 crazy BRAND NEW characters for an evening of laugh out loud Stand-up Comedy and Ventriloquism! With over 22 MILLION HITS on YOU TUBE Paul is a regular on The Royal Variety Show and has been seen most recently on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show and, last Christmas, at The London Palladium

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“A ventriloquist for the South Park generation” The Stage “Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act” The Guardian “When you are not laughing you are simply in awe” Three Weeks Edinburgh Tickets £18.50* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 15+


THE LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK

Elections and referendums may come and go, but in the stakes for the best party night out in town, there’s no doubt where the popular vote goes. WHO RUNS THE WORLD! is not a political question – it’s a positive  celebration of the fair sex performed by 16 of Thailand’s most alluring and stunning Lady Boys. Escape the drab

Main House Friday 3rd November : 6.30pm Saturday 4th November : 12.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 5th November : 12.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) Lucy Jane’s School of Dance present

“DANCE WITH ME 2017” Come along, sit back and enjoy a fabulous and varied programme of dance; including Street, Riverdance, Ballet, Tap and Freestyle, show-casing the talents of the pupils from the Lucy Jane’s School of Dance. Tickets £15.00* and £13.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age : Suitable for all Hirer Production

So what are you waiting for? Book now for a night you’ll never forget with the Lady Boys of Bangkok as they flirt, tease and tempt...laugh, enjoy and sing your heart out...like being at a party with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet.... deliciously naughty....risqué but never risky...a show that you hope won’t reach an end....  no one leaves without a smile on their face and a song in their heart. The party like no other party with girls like no other girls – a night like no other night! Tickets £25.00* and £23.00* (disc) Age: Suitable for 16+

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It just couldn’t be more fabulous! It’s the show everyone talks about. Hotter....cheekier....funnier than ever – the country’s number one touring cabaret show – The Lady Boys of Bangkok  return to  the UK with a lavish new production -  WHO RUNS THE WORLD!

greyness of everyday life and luxuriate in a colourful euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, glitz and music.

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Main House Thursday 2nd November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours approx. including interval)

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Main House Tuesday 7th November: 7.00pm (Run Time: Not Yet Known)

SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOL FESTIVAL Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Palace Theatre.

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Join us on 7th November for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before. Details of the schools performing at The Palace Theatre can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to

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Main House Wednesday 8th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

THE DREAMBOYS The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2017. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced. With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys have earned themselves the title of the only male strip group in history to have celebrity status.

If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more. This is one action packed show full of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless which you simply cannot afford to miss. Book your Tickets now before it’s too late. Tickets: BAND A £28.50* (First five rows stalls) BAND B £25.50* (Remaining stalls seats) STANDARD £23.50* (Circle seats) *inclusive of £1 booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £4 Age: Suitable for 18+

thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!” Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet! Ticket £10.50* (Full Price), £8.00 (disc.), £7.50 (Party Rate 20+) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN

Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie,

This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, Loco In Acapulco plus many more. Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown! Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MagicOfMotown Twitter: www.Twitter.com/MagicOfMotown www.entertainers.co.uk Tickets £26.00* and £24.00* (Back row of circle) *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all Main House Friday 10th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

Grease, to the spine-tingling – show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

Drawing from a repertoire that includes Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, Who Loves You and I’ve Got You Under My Skin you’re never more than a song away from another classic hit. Big Girls Don’t Cry – the critically-acclaimed spectacular that is taking the UK by storm. easytheatres. com

Featuring the Eastcoast Boys celebrating the music of FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS Oh what a night awaits for all music fans. . . during the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock’n’roll nostalgia of

“Dancing in the aisles, great music, fantastic voices and lots of comic moments that make this a great show to go and see” London Theatre

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Celebrating the the sound of a generation music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.

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Main House Thursday 9th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


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The Palace Studio Friday 10th November : 7.45pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

MAGIC – AL

ADULT STAND-UP SHOW BY AWARD WINNING MAGICIAN ALEX CRAWFORD Award winning magician Alex Crawford brings his show to the intimate space of the Palace Studio. He specialises in close up magic using cards, coins and tricks of the mind, through to stand-up magic which recently won him Worcester District Entertainment Specialist Act of the Year. Alex’s unique approach is interspersed with lots of comedy which will bring a smile to your face.

It’s a show not to be missed, which he has performed all over the UK to great reviews, come and watch an act like no other! Tickets EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT £8.00* (if booked by 1st November) £10.00* (if booked after 1st November) *inclusive of booking fee of £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 16+

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The Palace Studio Saturday 11th November : 7.45pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval) Don’t Go Into the Cellar presents

OLD HAUNTS An original one-man show based on those vintage spine-tinglers, “Casting the Runes” and “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”. An atmospheric and unsettling adaptation of two timeless tales of terror!  Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin reprises his role as Montague Rhodes James in this engagingly macabre stage-play, directed by leading theatre practitioner Gary Archer. Tickets £12.00* and £10.00* (disc) *inclusive of booking fee of £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for 12+


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Main House Saturday 11th November : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known) Ballet UK presents Tchaikovsky’s

THE NUTCRACKER

This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world. The Nutcracker ballet recounts the adventures of a young girl Clara the night before Christmas. When Clara falls asleep with her Nutcracker, an army of mice attack her toys and the Nutcracker.  On her journey she sees magical Snowflakes, dancing dolls and a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. This opulent new production promises everything you love about The Nutcracker, brighter and more splendid than ever before. Tchaikovsky’s most loved and unforgettable musical score combines with magical choreography, exquisite costumes and breathtaking scenery that together creates an atmosphere of fantasy and illusion.

Ballet Theatre UK’s Nutcracker is sure to leave you with a sense of warmth and treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

With grand sets and stunning costumes, The Nutcracker, promises to be a highlight on the Christmas calendar for the whole family.

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In this, the most traditional tale, Clara and The Nutcracker travel together to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy is reunited with her prince - and where the magic of Christmas is born.

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One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017.


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Jim brings to the stage for the first time a truly revealing and hilarious look at his life. From the triumphs to the tragedies.

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Main House Tuesday 14th November : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

JIM DAVIDSON – 40 YEARS ON Britain’s most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business.

Jim Davidson as you have never seen him before. A night not to be missed. Tickets £23.50* Boxes (max 4 people) £94.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable 18+


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Main House Thursday 16th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)

A NIGHT OF DIRTY DANCING The Ultimate Tribute Show

Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing, heads out on its BIGGEST Tour yet – This Autumn 2017. No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the Passion, the Romance & Joy of the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Be part of the glorious summer of ‘63 and experience all your favourite songs such as She’s Like The Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipe-out, Hungry Eyes. And of course the Oscar Winning (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life.

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So put down that watermelon and get your tickets for A Night of Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate Tribute Show. It’s going to have you dancing dirty in the aisles… *Please note this show is not affiliated with ‘Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage’ currently on tour in the UK and worldwide, Facebook page for the show – www. facebook.com/ANightOfDirtyDancing Twitter Page for the show - www.twitter.com/ GoDirtyDancing You Tube - https://youtu.be/p64nl9y7E8Q www.entertainers.co.uk Tickets £21.00* & £20.00* (disc rate) * inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all


BARRY STEELE AS ROY ORBISON 10th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The Palace Studio Saturday 18th November : 2.30pm (RT Not yet Known)

HOOT OWL – MASTER OF DISGUISE Watch out! I am HOOT OWL. I am hungry. And here I come! Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl -  He’s a Master of Disguise! And he plans to use his cunning camouflage powers to gobble up the tiny animals of the night. Trouble is, Hoot Owl’s prey keep escaping! Is Hoot Owl as masterful as he thinks he is? Will he become a member of the Owl Parliament? And will he EVER succeed in catching himself some dinner?    Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, ridiculousness and rapid costume changes abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the ‘Laugh Out Loud Book Award’-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien’s visually creative illustrations.

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Tickets: £8.00* and £25.00* (family ticket) * inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age Suitable for ages 4 - 94!

Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, from the early ‘60s right through to the late ‘80s and the internationally

Featuring chart busting hits originally performed on the show over the years made famous by The Beatles, Jerry lee Lewis, The Shadows, Cilla black, Billy Fury, and of course the Big O, all backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians resulting in an incredible fusion of 60’s solid gold classics and 80’s contemporary musical genius all on one stage. This production really is very special, so come along and celebrate our 10 year anniversary with us!

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2017 is a very special year for Barry Steele as it is 10 years since he took to the stage in his own theatre production. Barry is now widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He continues to stun audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toetapping sound of this music giant.

acclaimed concert ‘The Black and White Night’. The show also honours the time Roy spent with the Traveling Wilburys.

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Main House Friday 17th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval)


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Main House Saturday 18th November : 7.30pm (RT Not Yet Known)

NATHAN CARTER AND HIS BAND

The Wanna Dance Tour Plus Support As one of Ireland’s biggest live music acts, Nathan is developing into a household name, with tracks from “Stayin’ Up All Night” becoming hits, such as “Wagon Wheel” and “I Wanna Dance”. Enthralling audiences up and down the country, Nathan has firmly become a firm favourite for audiences of all ages. Nathan and his six-piece band perform a great variety of country, Irish, pop and ballads to create a truly special evening. Nathan Carter is one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big name all over the UK with his fine performances. Nathan is an expert accordion player so you can expect a bit of a hand-clapping, foot-tapping hooley as well and this friendly and good looking young man will perform a superbly entertaining show that will make you want to see him again. Tickets £33.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all.


SISTER ACT

Based on the hit 1992 film, Sister Act is a show for all the family that will leave you breathless with delight. Come and join the fun… book your tickets today!

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE! Book your tickets via the Society’s Ticket Secretary prior to Friday 27 October 2017 and you will pay no booking fee. Tue 21 Nov All seats £17 Wed 22 Nov and Thu 23 Nov Adults £18, Concessions £17, Family Tickets £64 Fri 24 Nov and Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm All seats £18 Sat Matinee 25 Nov 2.30pm All seats £17, Family Tickets £64 Enquiries and orders to Mrs Ann Duffin (Ticket Secretary) on 01527 527363

TICKET PRICES Tue 21 Nov All seats £18* Wed 22 Nov and Thu 23 Nov Adults £19*, Concessions £18*, Family Tickets £68* Fri 24 Nov and Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm All seats £19* Sat Matinee 25 Nov 2.30pm All seats £18*, Family Tickets £68* Family Tickets are for (2 adults + 2 children) OR (1 adult + 3 children) only. Additional children’s tickets can be purchased at £16, when bought as part of the family group

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When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder she is placed in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found - a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Music by ALAN MENKEN. Lyrics by GLENN SLATER. Book by CHERI STEINKELLNER and BILL STEINKELLNER. Additional Book Material by DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE. Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture ‘Sister Act’ written by Joseph Howard. An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe: www.mtishows.co.uk

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Main House Tuesday 28th November : 8.00pm (RT 1 hour 50 mins approx. including interval)

ANDY PARSONS – PEAK BULLSH*T Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh. As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave. “Cracking adlibbing….a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” THE GUARDIAN

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“Potent live performer…..can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” THE TIMES Tickets £16.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for age 14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be swearing and adult content.


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Main House Wednesday 29th - Thursday 30th November : 7.30pm (RT 2 hours 30 mins approx. including interval)

THE SENSATIONAL 60’s EXPERIENCE

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This exclusive line up from the 60’s is crammed with nostalgia & hits such as, MIKE PENDER ORIGINAL VOICE OF THE SEARCHERS who’s hits include, Needles and Pins, When You Walk In The Room,Sweets For My Sweet,Sugar And Spice. Chris Farlowe. Originally Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds started out in the late fifties. Chris later moved on to perform all over Europe & still does to this day. His hits include classics like Out Of Time, Handbags and Glad Rags (which was also released by Rod Stewart as a single ) Let The Heartaches Begin, Reach Out I’ll Be There. Herman’s Hermits throughout the mid-60’s music scene proved to be a dominating force worldwide. From 1964 the band chalked up over 23 top 20 singles, 10 hit albums, 3 major movies. Hermans Hermits as of to date have sold 75,000,000 records worldwide. Their chart breaking hits include, Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter, Silhouettes, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Henry V111, Something Is Happening & I’m Into Something Good & many more to numerous to mention. Hermans Hermits perform over 200 shows a year worldwide to say Herman’s Hermits are still into something good is an understatement.

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The New Amen Corner a force to be reckoned with on any stage throughout Europe will keep you entertained with classics such as If Paradise Is Half As Nice, Bend Me Shape Me BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT. Tickets £31.00* *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4. Age: Suitable for all

MIKE PENDER E, CHRIS FARLEORW H MITS, HERMAN’S U ES AND THE FORT N RNER O C N E M A W E N (Original voice

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The Fortunes. Formed in the 1960’s and producing classics such as, ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’, ‘Here It Comes Again’ and, continuing into the

seventies with more successful releases such as ‘Storm in a Teacup’ and ‘Freedom Come, Freedom Go’. These songs have stood the test of time, becoming household favourites permanently on playlists everywhere. The Fortunes remain as one of the UKs premier harmony groups, and are constantly in demand worldwide.

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Returning by huge popular demand for two nights. With a BRAND NEW PRODUCTION for 2017. THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2017. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, The New Amen Corner


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FORTHCOMING ATTRACTION FOR THE SPRING SEASON

Redditch Tourist Information Centre is located in the foyer of the Palace Theatre . The tourist information centre offers a range of local and holiday information to residents and visitors. Also we operate a booking service for day trips with Dudley’s Coaches. A selection of souvenirs and postcards are available, together with a range of maps, books about local history and walking. Our pleasant and knowledgeable staff will try and answer all your queries. Opening Hours Refer to page 2 Telephone enquiries: 01527 60806 Email: info.centre@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Saturday 10th March 2018 : 7.30pm Tickets £23.00* and £22.00* (disc)

inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a max of £4

BOX OFFICE 01527 65203

Redditch T.I.C. Palace Theatre Alcester Street Redditch Worcestershire B98 8AE

BOX OFFICE 01527 65203 | online booking at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

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FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PATRONS ACCESS AND SAFETY The Palace Theatre welcomes all visitors, regardless of disability or mobility problems, to all its productions and events; we intend to make every visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The best approach to the theatre is on Grove Street where there is limited disabled parking.

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BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED Guide dogs are admitted into all public areas of the building including our auditorium. Please inform staff of attending guide dogs prior to the event to ensure an appropriate seat is allocated (subject to availability).

PALACE THEATRE SEATING PLAN

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Please use this seating plan to help choose your seats The Palace Theatre Seats 420 There are 10 wheelchair spaces in the auditiorium 8 in the Stalls and 2 in the Circle

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PLEASE BE ADVISED : Due to the design of the auditorium the Circle has less leg room than the stalls

DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED There is a loop system in the auditorium which can be used with hearing aids set to the ‘T’ position. Details of signed performances where available can be found with individual show information. Signed performances with specially allocated seats close to the signer can be arranged. IMPAIRED MOBILITY There is a lift to all front of house areas, main auditorium and studio. Wheelchair users have easy access to the foyer through automatic doors from Alcester Street. Wheelchair positions are now located in the stalls and in a wheelchair box in the circle. Please see plan above. Accessible toilets are available on all levels of the Palace Theatre.


In Person Call in at the Theatre Box Office and Information Centre accessible from the Alcester Street. Tickets can be purchased in person and where you can pay by cash, Palace Theatre Gift Tokens or by most major credit and debit cards

Holders of Concessionary Reddicards/Students Subject to availability you may claim a full price ticket at a significantly reduced rate as stated in the brochure. This special concessionary rate can only be claimed 3 days before the shows opens and is limited to one seat for each Concessionary Reddicard held.

Purchasing by Telephone 01527 65203 You can secure your seats by paying over the phone using a credit or debit card. Tickets can be posted to you for a charge of £1.00 If the performance is within seven days tickets will be held for your collection at the box office. Please note all tickets are subject to a £1.00 booking fee per ticket up to a maximum of £4.00.

Please note: Concessionary Reddicards are allocated to people receiving the following benefits. Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Disability Working Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Invalidity Benefit. Please bring your Reddicard or proof of status when booking. The Palace Theatre no longer sells Reddicards please purchase them at the Abbey Stadium.

Online booking You can now book seats online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk Credit Cards 01527 65203 We accept ACCESS, VISA, DELTA and SWITCH cards, which means you can pay instantly for your tickets. Call the above number and quote your card number, expiry date, name and address. We will charge an extra £1.00 if you want your tickets posted to you. If the performance is within seven days tickets will be held for collection. Concessions Key to concessionary rates. The symbols below indicate concessions that may be available to shows listed in this brochure. They will be shown in brackets next to the ticket price. DR = Discount Rate RC = Reddicard Rate FT = Family Ticket CRC = Concessionary Reddicard Rate Unless otherwise indicated concessions are available if you are under 16, a student, a senior citizen, claiming disability benefit or registered unwaged. Please check to make sure the show you are booking has a discount rate as some of our productions have a flat rate with no concessions. The general Reddicard Concession can be claimed by all Reddicard holders at the rate stated in the brochure. Terms and Conditions of Sale We will only refund tickets if the performance or event has been cancelled. A ticket cannot be refunded in adverse weather conditions if a performance or event still goes ahead. No refund for pre-booked tickets can be made on the announcement of a subsequent offer.

Reasonable behaviour We reserve the right to refuse admission or eject a ticket holder for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury or nuisance, or failure to comply with reasonable requests. On occasion we may have to conduct security searches to ensure safety of customers. Ticket Resale or Exchange It is general practice that tickets are not exchanged or money refunded. However if patrons find that they are unable to use their tickets the Box Office will endeavour to resell them (although this can not be guaranteed) they must be returned at least three days before the performance. The resale value may not total the amount you paid for your tickets originally. Tickets are put up for resale at your own risk. There is an administration charge for this service of £1.50 which will be deducted from the resale value. We will also exchange unwanted tickets on your behalf, for the same show if there is another date to choose from. Exchanges are subject to ticket availability and an administration charge of £1.50 per seat will be made to exchange tickets. Children All children over 12 months of age must have a paid for seat, and will only be admitted to specified children’s shows and the pantomime. Parents with babes in arms under 12 months will only be admitted to specified children’s shows and the pantomime and must report to the Box Office on arrival. We ask that you respect the enjoyment of other patrons and in the event of restlessness request that you take the child from the auditorium. Unaccompanied children attending shows at the Palace are not the responsibility of the theatre and parents leave children at their own risk. Data Protection Once you have booked tickets for the Palace Theatre your details will be held and processed on our Box Office marketing database and from time to time we may send you details about the Palace Theatre and its programme of events and activities. If you do not want your details to be used for this purpose please tell us at the time of booking.

BOX OFFICE 01527 65203 | online booking at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

Late Comers If the ticket holder arrives after the stated start time then we reserve the right to delay entry of latecomers until a suitable break or interval in the performance/event.

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Reservations The Palace Theatre does not take seat reservations, all seats have to be paid for at the time of booking

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Car Parking CAR PARK 2 KINGFISHER CENTRE Afternoon Parking Arrangements Car Park 2 is situated off Access 2 of the Redditch Ring road. You can park in Car Park 2 for matinee performances at the Car Park’s current hourly rate. It is just a short walk of about 5 minutes from this car park back to the theatre. To get back to the Theatre walk across the Town Hall car park and through onto Alcester Street. The theatre will be right in front of you. DO NOT PARK THERE FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES AS THE CAR PARK CLOSES AT 7.00pm Please note users of this car park do so at their own risk. The Theatre and the Kingfisher Centre will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses of property or vehicles in this car park. QUADRANT CAR PARK: Take Access 1 off the Ring road, proceed straight ahead along Red Lion Street until the road curves to the right. Turn left immediately after the Queen’s Head Pub into Victoria Street and the Quadrant Car Park is on the left. It is just a short walk back past Shipley’s Bingo to the theatre. PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A CHARGE TO PARK HERE TILL 7.00pm. TRAFFORD PARK: (Evenings Only) At the first roundabout on the ringway take the second exit into Other Road, at the top of the hill you will come to a mini roundabout, go straight on and turn left into the car park opposite Maplin Electronics Store. Take a short walk up Ipsley Street and cross the road at the pelican crossing. Take the underpass under the ringroad and when you emerge the Palace Theatre will be right in front of you.

PARKING FOR DISABLED DRIVERS Disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Theatre in the Hughes Electrical car park. Please be aware however that if you are parking there during the stores opening hours to attend a theatre production you must notify the staff in the Hughes store on arrival of your number plate otherwise you may incur a fine. You may park there after 6pm MONDAY/TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY/ SUNDAY and after 8pm on THURSDAYS.

HUGHES ELECTRICAL STORE CAR PARK Please be aware that parking here is limited during the day to 1 and a half hours if you overstay this time you will incur a fine as this is a private car park. You may park there after 6pm MONDAY/TUESDAY/ WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY and after 8pm on THURSDAYS.


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LOOKING FOR A GREAT BIRTHDAY OR CHRISTMAS GIFT OR SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE AN ANNIVERSARY? Then why not give those dearest to you the gift of entertainment. You can do this either by purchasing a Palace Theatre gift token (and they can choose their own special night out) or you can buy tickets for them to see one of our fabulous shows. Check the listings below and inside this brochure to find a suitable show for your loved ones and purchase tickets or gift tokens from the box office on 01527 65203.

GREAT SHOWS COMING YOUR WAY FOR THE SPRING SEASON 2018 JANUARY Fri 19th Sat 20th Mon 22nd

Welsh Wrestling Just Dance British Theatre Academy – Annie Jr

FEBRUARY Thur 1st – Sat 3rd Sat 10th Fri 16th Wed 21st Thur 22nd Fri 23rd Sat 24th

Starlight School of Dance - Jack and the Beanstalk Choirs at the Palace The Elvis Years The Jungle Book Cirque Enchantment Ballet UK A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Counterfeit Sixties

MARCH Fri 2nd Sat 3rd Wed 7th Thurs 8th

Paul Chowdhry Sing-a-Longa - Beauty and the Beast Elevenses Horrible Histories More Best of Barmy Britain

Fri 9th Sat 10th Wed 14th - Sat 17th Tue 20th Wed 21st Thu 22nd Fri 23rd Sat 24th Fri 31st

Fastlove – A Tribute To George Michael Thank You For the Music Astwood bank Operatic Society - Carousel Pyramid Choir 2018 Pasha Kovalev Daliso - What the African Said Tour The Fureys The ELO Experience The Jerseys

APRIL Wed 5th Fri 7th Fri 13th Sat 14th Sat 14th Fri 21st Tue 24th - Sat 28th

Pop Factor – The Concert Dire Streets Blake T J Higgs – The Medium Wizard of Oz Les McKeown Bay City Rollers Studley Operatic Society – Oklahoma

The Palace Theatre reserves the right to change, vary or omit any item of information printed in this brochure without prior notification. Details correct at the time of going to press. Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch, Worcs, B98 8AE BOX OFFICE 01527 65203 www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

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